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December 3, 1960

Diseases of the Newborn

JAMA. 1960;174(14):1886. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030140108033

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This book should be given a prominent place in the library of any physician who is entrusted with the care of the newborn infant. The author has presented a volume which should serve well in the dual capacity of textbook and reference source for the student and practitioner of pediatrics. In orderly fashion he presents the many conditions with which one deals in the neonatal period. Each clinical entity is discussed in detail in a readable and enjoyable style. The author presents over 200 case histories and an abundance of well-chosen illustrations. A short bibliography is found at the end of each discussion. Certain chapters, such as those on choanal atresia, renal vein thrombosis, and treponemal infections, stand out particularly well in showing the practicing physician the need for recognizing these serious but remediable conditions. The author uses the coinages "neonatologist" and "neonatology." It will be interesting to see if

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